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Friday, 12 August 2005

Catholic flip flop

this is too good to wait to post

In 1910, "life" did not begin at egg fertilization for the catholic church. "Neither does [conception] concern the passive conception absolutely and simply (conceptio seminis carnis, inchoata), which, according to the order of nature, precedes the infusion of the rational soul. The person is truly conceived when the soul is created and infused into the body. " And when does the soul get infused to the body? "at the first moment of [the fetus'] animation." Um, right, so when did it become a universal truth that birth control drugs were killing a soul? So when do you start to feel the fetus moving around? Not during the first trimester, right?

there's a word in politics for an institution changing it's mind like this and then pretending it's had that same belief forever. that word is "flip-flop."

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1 comment:

jenny said...

generally you start to feel the fetus move between 14-22 weeks, which is the second trimester. but i'm pretty sure it does move before that, it's just too small to feel...